US Senate Democrats Elected in 2008
Profile of Sen. Max Baucus of Montana
Profile and background of six-term Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, Senate Finance Committee chair and member of the Deficit Reduction Committee (i.e. Congressional "super committee").
Profile of Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts
Profile and background of Sen. John Kerry, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair and a member of the Congressional "super-committee" which is charged with working together to recommend another $1.5 trillion in federal budget.
Profile of Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota
Best-selling author and famed comedian Franken holds strongly progressive liberal beliefs, and is a bright, serious intellectual. On June 30, 2009, Al Franken was declared victor in Minnesota's 2008 Senate race over Republican incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.
Profile of Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina
Kay Hagan was elected to the U.S. Senate from North Carolina on Nov 4, 2008, winning over one-term Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole in a messy race. Hagan supports moderately liberal, safely "common sense" positions on various issues, including...
Profile of Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska
Elected in Novembeet 2008 to the U.S. Senate, Mark Begich, a 46-year-old lifelong resident of the state, had been Mayor of Anchorage since 2003, where he has been an able, smart fiscal manager.
Profile of Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado
Elected to the U.S. Senate in Nov 2008, Rep. Mark Udall was a five-term Congressman from Colorado. Udall is best known for long championing the development of sustainable and renewable energy sources.
Profile of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire
Elected to the U.S. Senate in Nov 2008, Jeanne Shaheen previously served three two-year terms as Governor of New Hampshire, in 1996, 1998 and 2000. Shaheen used her shrewd instincts to help Gore win the Granite state in 2000 and Kerry in 2004.
Profile of Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, Tom Udall previously served five terms as a Congressman from New Mexico. He hails from a family famed for strong support of the environment, and is a champion of all pro-environmentalism issues.
Profile of Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia
On November 4, 2008, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Warner was a popular governor due to his exceptional record of bipartisan successes, centrist stances, and fiscal management skills
Profile of US Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana
Senator Landrieu was elected in 1996 by a razor-thin margin, and reelected in 2002 in a mud-singing campaign. She's a moderate Democrat who boasted in 2002 that she voted with President Bush 74% of the time.
Profile of Sen Dick Durbin of Illinois
Profile and background of Sen Dick Durbin of Illinois. Since 2006, Sen. Durbin has served as Senate Majority Whip, the second highest majority-party position in the Senate.
Profile of Sen Tom Harkin of Iowa
Profile and background of five-term U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa Sen. Harkin, chair of the powerful Senate Agriculture and Nutrition Committee.
Profile of Sen Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
Profile and background of Sen Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
Profile of Sen Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Profile and background of Sen Jack Reed of Rhode Island
Profile of Sen Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia
Profile and background of Sen Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia
Profile of Sen Carl Levin of Michigan
Profile and background of Sen Carl Levin of Michigan
Profile of Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Profile and background of Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon
Profile of Sen Mark Pryor of Arkansas
Profile and background of Sen Mark Pryor of Arkansas
Profile of Sen Tim Johnson of South Dakota
Profile and background of Sen Tim Johnson of South Dakota.
Profile of Sen Michael Bennet of Colorado
Profile and background of Sen Michael Bennet of Colorado